9 classic U.S. dive bars

Published On: Jul 03 2013 10:20:30 AM CDT

What makes a classic dive bar? Decades of history and a lot of character.

Dive bars - Ms. Mae's
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Ms. Mae's (New Orleans) -- If you can't see the Saints game on the TV, a cute bartender pouring a big glass of water and two cops talking to you in this picture, it's time to go.

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